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IN WIN Na eSATA & USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East - Installation

IN WIN hits up the HDD caddie market for the first time with an interestingly styled 3.5" caddie to help it stand out.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Nov 22, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: IN WIN

Installation

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

Once we move the plate out of the way, we get our first look inside the enclosure. The dark plastic part is able to be removed from the white plastic base and it includes a very handy black handle, which allows you to carry it around in or outside of the complete enclosure.

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

The first step to beginning installation is firstly unscrewing the three black screws. These hold the HDD tray in place, as you can see in the picture above, then it is just a case of lifting it out.

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

With the HDD tray turned upside down, you end up with the above. A 3.5-inch hard disk drive slides into the bottom compartment - the SATA data and power plugs are at the other end, as you can see in this picture below. The hard drive clicks into place with the connectors and without any fuss.

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

Another nice feature of the Na is the included noise dampening plastic screw plugs, which reduces the amount of vibration produced by the HDD.

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

Below we get a look at the hard drive installed inside the Na and also the power button and white LED. You also get a good look at the cooling fan, which does a good job at keeping the drive cool. With the way the fan is positioned, a small amount of air is pushed under the drive in the direction of the front of the enclosure. Even a small amount of air flow is enough to keep most drives happy.

 

For reference, during load read tests in HD Tune Pro, we measured our Seagate 7200.11 640GB SATA II drive hit a maximum working temperature of 36 degrees Celsius over about a half an hour period, which is not bad at all. That was with the drive fully installed and with the fancy plate sitting on top.

 

IN WIN Na eSATA and USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure - Touch of the East

 

The hard disk drive is secured to the tray with four standard screws. Simply place the tray back inside the white plastic part of the enclosure and secure it with three screws and then you're good to go. Installation is a complete breeze and only took a couple minutes to complete.

 

Okay, so we know the drive looks good, but how does it perform? Read on and find out!

 

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